Press Release - MAY 08, 2019
AM Best Assigns Issue Credit Rating to Principal Financial Group, Inc.’s New Senior Unsecured Notes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OLDWICK - MAY 08, 2019
The proceeds of the issuance will be used to support Principal’s acquisition of Wells Fargo’s Institutional Retirement and Trust business, announced on April 9, 2019. AM Best notes that there is a modest increase in the organization’s financial leverage as a result of the issuance, but leverage remains within guidelines for the current ratings. Additionally, Principal’s interest coverage metrics decline slightly, but remain strong.
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